For some clubs and organisations; having a long, historic and victorious past can be a burden when planning for the future but Elvaston CC in South Derbyshire are striking the right balance between celebrating past triumphs whilst planning for future successes.
After a few years in the cricketing wilderness, the club, who play in the grounds of historic Elvaston Castle on what has been described as one of the most picturesque grounds in the country, is vibrant and thriving.
If the key to a successful cricketing development is the strength of the junior section then Elvaston are going the distance to achieve just that. On any night of the week during the season, the ground is alive with junior players of all ages and abilities playing and being coached. Investment has been the key; in coaches, equipment and facilities.
The senior teams are developing at the same rate with a high percentage of the club’s adult players having come through the junior set up which has led to a great camaraderie amongst the teams and a hearty welcome for new players, parents and spectators alike.
Off the field, there is a new committee structure leading to greater efficiency and a commitment to all cricketers that the committee will ensure a high level of professional coaching at an excellent sporting facility and will raise the funds to do just that. Quite rightly, the committee expects the same degree of commitment from all the players.
The club is always looking for new players and can provide a level of cricket from social to almost semi-professional, contact secretary Nicky Blaver on 07951612663 for further details.